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Summary

  1. Southampton XI: Stekelenburg, Cedric Soares, Yoshida, Fonte, Targett, Steven Davis, Wanyama, Tadic, Long, Mane, Pelle
  2. Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, McCarthy, Barry, Kone, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Southampton 0-3 Everton

The whistle blows. Game over. A rare clean sheet for Everton. A rare home defeat for Southampton. 

Everton celebrate
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Southampton 0-3 Everton

Some Southampton fans departing. They've not seen their team lose at St Mary's since February, when Liverpool were the victors. The sun peeking out from the clouds but not on Ronald Koeman. Jay Rodriguez take aim, but fires wide. 

Southampton 0-3 Everton

Four minutes will be added to the 90 but there's nothing much to report other than that. 

Southampton 0-3 Everton

Everton have coped admirably with Southampton's crosses and corners - of which there have been nine in the match. More variety is perhaps needed from Ronald Koeman's men. Something to chew over when the final whistle blows. 

Ross Barkley celebrates
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Southampton 0-3 Everton

Romelu Lukaku leaves the pitch to a chorus from the visiting fans, the striker making way for Gerard Deulofeu who has rejoined from Barcelona. Two minutes remaining. The result a foregone conclusion now. 

Southampton 0-3 Everton

Steven Naismith... Steven Naismith... it can't be a fourth, surely? No. 

GOAL - Southampton 0-3 Everton

Ross Barkley

Beautiful from Ross Barkley. He's set free by Seamus Coleman and the midfielder cuts in from the left to curl into the top corner from 15 yards, leaving Maarten Stekelenburg with no chance. 

Ross Barkley shoots
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

Brendan Galloway finds Ross Barkley... the midfielder picks out the onrushing Seamus Coleman, but the Irishman's improvised overhead goes in the opposite direction of the goal. Promising position for Everton, though... Romelu Lukaku bullying the Southampton defenders... another battle won by the Belgian.

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Victor Wanyama with a shot from distance, but the Kenyan fails to hit the target. Time running out for the Saints. Ten minutes remaining. Steven Naismith on the field for Everton. 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Matt Ingram:  Our biggest problem - still no plan B, it always crosses for Pelle

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It was more or less straight at Tim Howard. It was a nice height for him.

GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 0-2 Everton

The majority of play taking place in the middle of the pitch, which isn't where Southampton need to be in these closing stages. The Saints bombarding the Everton box... Sadio Mane with a thunderclap of a drive from outside the box and Tim Howard's firm right hand steers it away. Close. 

Sadio Mane
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

James McCarthy receives a yellow for bringing down Graziano Pelle in the middle of the pitch. A promising attack is brought to a halt and the Saints must start all over again. Sadio Mane with a whipping cross which finds Jay Rodriguez in the box... but Seamus Coleman is first to the ball. 

73 mins

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Final 15 minutes approaching and it's a bit scrappy at the moment. Southampton continuing to dominate possession and territory, but unable to cause any real damage in the final third. Everton still a menace on the counter-attack...

John Stones
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SUBSTITUTION - Rodriguez for Long

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Cedric Soares running freely down the right... Southampton on the attack once again. Everton clear the cross but Southampton continue to keep possession... 

A substitution - Jay Rodriguez for Shane Long for his first appearance at St Mary's since March 2014 after about 14 months out with a knee injury.

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Romelu Lukaku conducts the Everton crowd as he walks towards the box to prepare for a corner. It comes to nothing, but it's a rare foray in the Southampton half. And a series of corners ensue. 

67 mins

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Lovely from Graziano Pelle - a backheel cuter than a litter of puppies finds Sadio Mane. The pair are Southampton's most dangerous players. Moments later the Italian rises above the Everton defence, but his header keeps on rising when it should have troubled Tim Howard. 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Southampton setting up camp in opposition territory, Everton retreating - but the two-goal lead gives them a healthy cushion. Plus, they know they can cause damage on the counter-attack which is what Arouna Kone attempts to do as he goes in search of Romelu Lukaku after nicking the ball only this time they fail to link up. 

Graziano Pelle shoots
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Just at the moment Southampton are building up a head of steam. Is it because Everton are sitting a little on the two-goal cushion?

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Southampton 0-2 Everton

Gareth Barry's elbow makes contact with Cedric Soares, but the midfielder does not get a yellow card. The medical team are whispering something into the Southampton man's ear, or just looking for excess wax. I can't tell, but his head is eventually bandaged and it's a rather fetching look Cedric now sports. 

Cedric Soares receives treatment
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

Graziano Pelle the outlet for Southampton and, once again, he attempts to shoot on the turn but his fails to hit it true and John Stones is standing close by to ensure he doesn't get a second bite. 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Brendan Galloway walking gingerly off the pitch to receive treatment, but the knock doesn't look like something which could prematurely bring his match to an end. 

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Phil Bayley: I hope Wayne Rooney is watching Lukaku.

Matt Ingram: Everton giving #saintsfc a masterclass in the counter attack.

Ronald Koeman and his bench look on
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

Everton's players passing to each other, comfortable in possession. But a hopeful hoof towards Romelu Lukaku fails to find the Belgian and the visitors must shuffle back in line as Southampton grab possession and spray it around midfield. 

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-2 Everton

A delicious ball from Sadio Mane towards the box and Seamus Coleman can only control with his chest...the ball bounces towards Graziano Pelle... a shuffle of the hips, the Italian turns on the half-volley but directly aims at Tim Howard. 

Graziano Pelle
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

Victor Wanyama bullies Brendan Galloway off the ball, sprints down the right, but is stopped in his tracks by Ross Barkley. Nothing is quite going to plan for the Saints, but they're huffing and puffing. Three corners in the first six minutes of the second half. The latest of which is headed away from Arouna Kone. 

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 0-2 Everton

A booking for Oriol Romeu for a late tackle on James McCarthy. A deserved booking, rashly lunging at the Everton man's feet, even though the home crowd are hissing. 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Steven Davies' header finds Jose Fonte, but it's the defender's shoulder which makes contact with the ball and it bobbles out of play. Southampton on the front foot, though, as they search for a comeback. 

KICK-OFF

Southampton 0-2 Everton

One change for Southampton at half-time as new signing Oriol Romeu makes his debut, replacing the disappointing Duscan Tadic. It means a change of formation for the hosts, with Sadio Mane switching to the left and Shane Long moving to the right. Will it make a difference? 

Oriel Romeu
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

The players have returned to the pitch, which is a relief. The second-half will soon be under way

Lukaku man of the moment

Southampton 0-2 Everton

This is the first time Romelu Lukaku has scored a brace in the Premier League since November 2013 (against Liverpool). He has had two shots so far today and scored with both and is now the top-scoring Belgian in Premier League history with 44 goals (two ahead of Christian Benteke).  

(Below is an illustration of where he scored from.)

Romelu Lukaku's goals
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

This is a crucial, psychological blow. The goalkeeper might have done better. I just wonder if Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will now stiffen his midfield.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates
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Southampton 0-2 Everton

David Pleat

BBC Radio 5 live

Everton are a more enterprising side. The midfield of Southampton are slightly second best to that of Everton's with Tom Cleverley, Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley.

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Tim Howard commands his area, punching the ball away. And that is that for the first half. 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Southampton earn a free-kick on the edge of the box. Ross Barkley, who receives a yellow card, the culprit for a slider on Sadio Mane. Will this half ever end? 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Two minutes of added time... 

Southampton 0-2 Everton

Punchy, ruthless stuff from Everton. A few passes and - goal - they double their advantage. 

Goal
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GOAL - Southampton 0-2 Everton

Romelu Lukaku

Southampton lose the ball on the half-way line. Another brilliant Everton counter-attack - Ross Barkley with a cute pass to Romelu Lukaku and the striker is ruthless, thumping the ball beyond Maarten Stekelenburg

Romelu Lukaku
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Southampton 0-1 Everton

Duscan Tadic with Graziano Pelle and the onrushing Shane Long to aim at inside the box, but his cross from the right sails out of bounds. A disappointing effort from a promising position.